Search for heavy resonances decaying to a top quark and a bottom quark in the lepton+jets final state in proton–proton collisions at 13 TeV

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A search is presented for narrow heavy resonances decaying to a top quark and a bottom quark using data collected by the CMS experiment at s=13TeV in 2016. The data set analyzed corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 35.9fb−1. Final states that include a single lepton (e, μ), multiple jets, and missing transverse momentum are analyzed. No evidence is found for the production of a W boson, and the production of right-handed W bosons is excluded at 95% confidence level for masses up to 3.6TeV depending on the scenario considered. Exclusion limits for W bosons are also presented as a function of their coupling strength to left- and right-handed fermions. These limits on a W boson decaying via a top and a bottom quark are the most stringent published to date.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-63
Number of pages25
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2018



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  • CMS
  • Exotica
  • Physics
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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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